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    Keff Ciardello’s 2025 NFL Mock Draft: Carson Beck, Conner Weigman, Shedeur Sanders Go in the Top 10, but Travis Hunter Taken No. 1

    After last year's draft had a quarterback-focused first round, will this year's be the same? Let's prognosticate with a 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

    Last year’s NFL Draft was a rip-roaring affair with six quarterbacks taken in the first 12 selections. The 2025 NFL Draft might not be as electrifying at the top, but there’s a chance for some sparks throughout as teams will be looking to amplify their profiles with a fresh crop of talent.

    Using reverse Super Bowl odds for the order, and a little help from the updated PFN Mock Draft Simulator for the selections, we attempt to predict who will hear their name called at Lambeau Field next April.

    2025 NFL Mock Draft

    1) Carolina Panthers: Travis Hunter, WR/CB, Colorado

    Super Bowl Odds: +25,000

    With their sights set on an explosive playmaker on both sides of the ball, the Carolina Panthers get feisty and take Colorado Buffaloes phenom Travis Hunter with the top pick.

    A bit of a stunner to start this 2025 NFL Mock Draft, Hunter is a rare talent who couldn’t be passed up. He’s the only player in the last 20 years to record a 100-yard receiving performance and an INT in the same game. His position at the next level is his biggest question mark, but his top-notch talent and ability are undoubted.

    2) Tennessee Titans: Carson Beck, QB, Georgia

    Super Bowl Odds: +15,000

    The Tennessee Titans are in rebuild mode, and they attempt to fortify their future with the selection of Georgia QB Carson Beck in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

    The top QB prospect on the initial PFN 2025 NFL Draft Big Board, Beck has all the intangibles for the first quarterback to be taken — arm talent, leadership, anticipation, poise, and size (6’4, 220 pounds).

    3) New York Giants: Abdul Carter, EDGE, Penn State

    Super Bowl Odds: +15,000

    The New York Giants have a lot of work to do, so they chose to take Penn State EDGE Abdul Carter, the best EDGE on the board.

    With 11 sacks in the last two seasons at Penn State, Carter has been a force at LB for the Nittany Lions but will play off the edge this fall. His 6’3, 250-pound frame should help the transition to a role he projects to play in the NFL. He also has a knack for walling up passing lanes at the line with nine pass defenses, including five last season.

    4) Washington Commanders: Tetairoa McMillan, WR, Arizona

    Super Bowl Odds: +15,000

    After finding their franchise QB in the previous draft with Jayden Daniels, the Washington Commanders bring him a new weapon in Tetairoa McMillan.

    The first receiver off the board, McMillan’s catch radius, impressive size at 6’5, and unique flexibility make him a tantalizing red-zone target for the Commanders. His effortless acceleration and positional instincts leave him a threat at all three levels on the field, making this an easy top-five selection for Washington.

    5) New England Patriots: Will Johnson, CB, Michigan
    Super Bowl Odds: +15,000
    Electing to secure its franchise QB in the last draft, the New England Patriots prevent Michigan CB Will Johnson from dropping out of the top five.
    Michigan’s defensive MVP in the College Football Playoff National Championship, Johnson has been the premier lockdown corner for one of the more formidable defenses in college football. Graded a little later in the first round, the Patriots decide to pounce on what they feel is the best corner available because of his unique speed, acceleration, and size for a corner (6’2″, 202 pounds).
    6) Denver Broncos: Deone Walker, DT, Kentucky

    Super Bowl Odds: +12,500

    The Denver Broncos covet an elite interior DL, and Deone Walker surprisingly falls out of the top five in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft and right into their lap.

    Walker possesses the size (6’6, 348 pounds) to block gaps while being quick enough to stop plays in the backfield. His otherworldly strength and explosive burst for a man his size will intimidate even the best offensive linemen, propelling him into the top 10 of this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

    7) Arizona Cardinals: Luther Burden III, WR, Missouri

    Super Bowl Odds: +10,000

    With their sights set on an explosive playmaker at WR, the Arizona Cardinals get a top-10 steal with Missouri WR Luther Burden III at pick No. 7.

    The top prospect on the initial Pro Football Network 2025 NFL Draft Big Board, Burden is a violent runner for his size (5’11”, 208 pounds) with top-caliber footwork and short-yardage agility. He’s not the most experienced player, but he proved he has the intangibles to develop into a three-phase receiver.

    8) Las Vegas Raiders: Conner Weigman, QB, Texas A&M

    Super Bowl Odds: +8,000

    Once again in the top 10 and searching for a change, the Las Vegas Raiders shake up this 2025 NFL Mock Draft by taking Texas A&M QB Conner Weigman.

    Considered a massive reach for the Raiders, they are getting a former five-star prospect who has all the trimmings of an archetypical NFL quarterback. Before breaking his foot, Weigman started the first four games for the Aggies in 2023, posting a 3-1 record with 979 yards on a 70% completion rate, eight touchdown passes, two rushing scores, and two interceptions.

    9) New Orleans Saints: Shedeur Sanders, QB, Colorado

    Super Bowl Odds: +8,000

    The New Orleans Saints are stunned to see their top prospect still on the board, so they waste no time scooping up Colorado QB Shedeur Sanders.

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    Arguably the smoothest and most dynamic QB in this class, the Saints know he can make all the throws with excellent accuracy and top-end arm strength. The Colorado QB can also extend plays in or out of the pocket, throwing for 3,230 yards, 27 TDs, and just three interceptions on a 69.3% completion rate in 2023. His lack of elite arm strength and top-end speed, along with his age (23), almost dropped him out of the top 10.

    10) Minnesota Vikings: Benjamin Morrison, CB, Notre Dame

    Super Bowl Odds: +8,000

    Two corners go in the top 10 as the Minnesota Vikings select Notre Dame corner Benjamin Morrison.

    Projected closer to the top five, the Vikings get a steal at Pick 10 in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft, bringing in a man-coverage expert who was a semifinalist for the 2023 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back. Not the biggest DB (6’0″, 186 pounds), he uses his low center of gravity for leverage and has more than enough corrective twitch to make plays on the ball.

    11) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Walter Nolen, DT, Ole Miss

    Super Bowl Odds: +8,000

    Starting to see some of their top defensive options go off the board, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers waste little time taking Ole Miss DT Walter Nolen.

    A former five-star prospect and No. 1 overall recruit out of his high school class, Nolen has the size (6’4, 290 pounds) and explosiveness to be a top-10 pick, but his technique will need some tweaking. Despite that, his top-end explosiveness, mass, and length combine to yield elite raw power capacity that should translate to the next level.

    12) Indianapolis Colts: Earnest Greene III, OT, Georgia

    Super Bowl Odds: +6,600

    After no offensive lineman were picked in the top 10, the Indianapolis Colts decide to be the first ones in the OL pool, taking Georgia OT Earnest Greene III.

    At 6’4″, 320 pounds, Greene separates himself from a relatively weak tackle class with elite pass protection, experience, and explosiveness. He also separates himself from the defensive linemen he faces with his impressive 35″ reach.

    13) Seattle Seahawks: Harold Perkins Jr., LB, LSU

    Super Bowl Odds: +6,600

    With the selection of Harold Perkins Jr., the Seattle Seahawks once again look to find a valuable defensive piece in the first round.

    A versatile weapon, the Seahawks could unleash Perkins from multiple positions in their defense. At 6’1, 220 pounds, the LSU linebacker is a bit of a tweener, but he has the burst and the bend to attack QBs while remaining rangy enough to be a threat in pass coverage.

    14) Jacksonville Jaguars: Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

    Super Bowl Odds: +5,000

    The Jacksonville Jaguars need a dynamic playmaker, and they find one at No. 14 with Ohio State WR Emeka Egbuka.

    Projected to go in the top 10, Egbuka had something of a fall tied to his injuries, but make no mistake — he’s worthy of a first-round grade. Compact and dense yet lean and long, Egbuka has a rare receiver body type matched with instantaneous acceleration and consistent hands.

    15) Pittsburgh Steelers: James Pearce Jr., EDGE, Tennessee

    Super Bowl Odds: +4,000

    The Pittsburgh Steelers find a gift at pick No. 15 and further bolster an already strong edge group, bringing in a defensive heat-seeking missile in James Pearce Jr.

    While slightly undersized at 242 pounds, his burst off the end and dominant length at 6’5 should earn him early-round capital. Landing in Pittsburgh allows him to develop while surrounded by talented and experienced rushers to learn from.

    16) Los Angeles Chargers: Will Campbell, OT, LSU

    Super Bowl Odds: +4,000

    The Los Angeles Chargers decide to protect their investment in Justin Herbert with LSU OT Will Campbell at pick No. 16.

    Campbell was a full-time starter right out of high school in 2022. At 6’6, 320 pounds, he has an intimidating frame despite question marks about his lack of reach. The Chargers find value among the slim pickings of OL in this draft class.

    17) Cleveland Browns: JT Tuimoloau, EDGE, Ohio State

    Super Bowl Odds: +4,000

    The Cleveland Browns stay in-state to grab Ohio State EDGE JT Tuimoloau in the second half of the first round of this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

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    A former five-star recruit listed at 6’4″, 277 pounds, the Browns reach a bit for Tuimoloau after he underperformed at times, but his power off the line and solid frame propels him into the first round. With exceptional leverage and angle awareness, he can set the edge, stack, shed, and rip through run blocks to congest gaps.

    18) Los Angeles Rams: Mason Graham, DT, Michigan

    Super Bowl Odds: +3,000

    The Los Angeles Rams need size on the interior of their defensive line, and Mason Graham provides more than enough.

    At 6’2, 318 pounds, Graham not only eats up a lot of space with his immense mass, but his violent hands keep defenders off him while his surprising speed and high motor get him in the backfield in a hurry. A gap-stuffer and a pass-rush threat, the Rams are getting an NFL-ready interior DL with Graham.

    19) Chicago Bears: Kelvin Banks Jr., OT, Texas

    Super Bowl Odds: +3,000

    After using the first round of the previous draft to bolster their offense with QB Caleb Williams and WR Rome Odunze, the Chicago Bears decide to protect their new assets with some blocking, selecting Kelvin Banks Jr. at pick No. 19.

    A safe pick at this point in the draft, Banks has started every game since he was a true freshman and has earned All-American honors each year. At 6’4″, 325 pounds, he’s equally capable in pass or run protection due to his dense yet long frame and 35″ arms.

    20) Atlanta Falcons: Kenneth Grant, DT, Michigan

    Super Bowl Odds: +2,800

    The Atlanta Falcons, bucking their trend of taking first-round skill position prospects, need help at DT, so they snap up Kenneth Grant at Pick 19 of this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

    The second Michigan DT off the board, Grant boasts similarly freakish size (6’3″, 339 pounds) as his college teammate Graham. He can settle into gaps to block run lanes while being quick enough to get after the QB, but his lack of length and change of direction drop him to NO. 20.

    21) Miami Dolphins: Denzel Burke, CB, Ohio State

    Super Bowl Odds: +2,500

    The ever-offensive-minded Miami Dolphins decide to focus on the other side of the ball by snagging Ohio State CB Denzel Burke in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

    A former WR, Burke is elite at tracking the ball while tenacious enough to be a formidable tackler on the boundary. His length at 6’1 is paired nicely with his explosive speed, which allows him to make up any lost ground.

    22) New York Jets: Noah Fifita, QB, Arizona

    Super Bowl Odds: +2,200

    Aaron Rodgers isn’t getting any younger, so the New York Jets reach a bit as they build for the future by taking Arizona QB Noah Fifita in the first round in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

    His size (5’10”, 195 pounds) and arm strength leave much to be desired. Still, he is a smooth, effortless thrower with pinpoint accuracy on tight-window throws due to impressive velocity generation that could prove alluring for an NFL franchise. Fifita will need time to develop, and a year or two learning under a three-time MVP in Rodgers could go a long way.

    23) Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Milroe, QB, Alabama

    Super Bowl Odds: +1,800

    Displeased after another pedestrian campaign with Dak Prescott, the Dallas Cowboys make it back-to-back QB selections in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft with a Texas native behind center, Alabama QB Jalen Milroe.

    Milroe is a consummate leader with blistering speed, elite arm strength, and quintessential NFL QB size (6’2″, 220 pounds). He shoots into the first round after ascending under the tutelage of new coach Kalen DeBoer, who helped guide Michael Penix Jr. to a similar trajectory at Washington.

    24) Green Bay Packers: Colston Loveland, TE, Michigan

    Super Bowl Odds: +1,600

    The Green Bay Packers want a big target for Jordan Love, and they find that for him by securing the top tight end in the draft at pick No. 24 of this 2025 NFL Mock Draft, Michigan TE Colston Loveland.

    The fourth Wolverine selected, Loveland has the size to be an effective blocker (6’5″, 245 pounds) while being nimble enough to be a threat down the field. The first TE off the board, the Packers couldn’t resist pairing this connection.

    25) Houston Texans: Jonah Savaiinaea, OL, Arizona

    Super Bowl Odds: +1,400

    With other positions of need in place, the Houston Texans recognize an abundance of OL available, so they select their top-graded option on their board, Arizona OL Jonah Savaiinaea.

    The third Arizona player taken in the first round of this 2025 NFL Mock Draft, Savaiinaea is a mammoth man (6’5″, 330 pounds) with a surprising amount of hyper-explosiveness. A reliable, full-time starter for the Wildcats since he arrived from high school, he established himself in a relatively weak OL class.

    26) Philadelphia Eagles: Malaki Starks, S, Georgia

    Super Bowl Odds: +1,400

    The Philadelphia Eagles continue to tap into the Georgia well with Malaki Starks at pick No. 26 in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

    The first safety off the board, Starks has been one of the nation’s top playmakers since he was a true freshman in 2022, recording five INTs and 14 total PBUs in his first two years of college. Overlooked for other positional needs, Starks might be the steal of the draft.

    27) Cincinnati Bengals: Dani Dennis-Sutton, EDGE, Penn State

    Super Bowl Odds: +1,400

    The Cincinnati Bengals witnessed one of their highest-graded prospects fall, so they decide to catch him, picking up Penn State EDGE Dani Dennis-Sutton.

    Projected in the top 20, Dennis-Sutton fell in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft due to his lack of career production. However, his intimidating size (6’5, 270 pounds) and physical style of play make him a first-rounder to the Bengals.

    28) Buffalo Bills: Tacario Davis, CB, Arizona

    Super Bowl Odds: +1,400

    The Buffalo Bills find late value at CB with Arizona CB Tacario Davis, marking the fourth Arizona Wildcat taken in the first round of this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

    Davis has a rare size for a corner (6’4″, 195 pounds) matched with smooth flexibility and blazing speed. He does not have the most fluid hips at his height, but he makes up for it with high-end instincts and overwhelming length that smothers receivers.

    29) Detroit Lions: Tyleik Williams, DT, Ohio State

    Super Bowl Odds: +1,200

    The Detroit Lions make it four consecutive drafts selecting a defensive player in the first round by grabbing Ohio State DT Tyleik Williams toward the end of the first round of this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

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    Graded in the top 20 of this draft class due to his ability to play all across the defensive front with great bursts and tenacious hands, the versatile Williams inexplicably falls despite his size (6’3, 320 pounds).

    30) Baltimore Ravens: Nic Anderson, WR, Oklahoma

    Super Bowl Odds: +1,000

    The Baltimore Ravens offer Lamar Jackson a solid red zone target to utilize with Oklahoma WR Nic Anderson.

    While it might be considered a reach with higher-graded WRs on the board, the Ravens were enticed by Anderson’s ability on 50-50 balls at 6’4, 213 pounds while admiring his long-strider speed as a vertical threat.

    31) San Francisco 49ers: Quinshon Judkins, RB, Ohio State

    Super Bowl Odds: +650

    The San Francisco 49ers take advantage of other teams passing up on Quinshon Judkins by selecting him with the second-to-last pick in the first round as the only running back.

    The top RB on the initial PFN 2025 NFL Draft Big Board, Judkins rushed for 2,725 yards with 31 TDs at Ole Miss before transferring to Ohio State for the 2024 season. He is the fifth Ohio State player selected in this 2025 NFL Mock Draft.

    32) Kansas City Chiefs: Evan Stewart, WR, Oregon

    Super Bowl Odds: +600

    Patient as always in the draft, the Kansas City Chiefs bide their time again, only to walk away with another late-first-round WR in Evan Stewart with the last pick of the first round.

    Stewart is a twitchy but nuanced route runner with sticky hands and top-end agility, adding to Patrick Mahomes’ arsenal and making him an immediate short-yardage threat for the Chiefs.

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